If you have lost a tooth or teeth it can lead to all sorts of problems and it is best to rectify the situation as soon as you can. Tooth loss can occur as a result of dental decay, gum disease or from a one-off accident affecting the mouth. Having teeth missing can, in simple terms, mean that your mouth is not able to function as well as it ought to with all the teeth present. What’s more, your cheeks can begin to sag inwards giving you the appearance of being older than you are.
A long term restorative solution to tooth loss is to have them replaced using dental implants. Dental implants basically act as a substitute for the root of your lost tooth. Into the implant a replacement tooth can be screwed as the implant is like a socket.
They are made of titanium which naturally fuses with your jaw bone in a process called osseointegration. This means that your replacement tooth is incredibly secure and stable thanks to the durable and light titanium anchor.
Dental implants can support and bridge of replacement teeth or just a single tooth. The procedure involves surgery, usually under local anaesthetic, because an incision has to be made in the gum for the implant to be placed. The success rate of dental implant surgery is extremely high.
If you have lost a tooth or teeth, talk to your City of London dentist today about the various options available to have it or them replaced. You might prefer a less permanent solution such as full or partial dentures but for long-term restorative effectiveness, it is hard to beat dental implants.